Danny Kerr is the managing partner of Breakthrough Academy, a company that works with over 300 contractors across the continent, managing nearly a billion dollars’ worth of revenue. An expert on recruitment, leadership, and company culture, he continues to push boundaries and create his own success in life, while helping other entrepreneurs do the same.

In this episode, we talked about hiring, systems, productivity…

Stuck with Inefficient Systems and Processes?

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Show notes

  • Introducing Danny Kerr. [1:46]
  • How to approach recruitment like a coach building a team. [4:15]
  • How you should be planning for your next business year.  [9:07]
  • Setting the right expectations when you're hiring for a job, and the problems that come when you don't set them up with a plan. [14:55]
  • What a good job description really looks like and what should be included in it. [18:42]
  • Why social media is a good platform for recruiting. [22:27]
  • Building a strong team culture, and how to use that to get more A-players on your team. [25:46]
  • An alternative strategy to encourage referrals from your team. [29:03]
  • The best techniques for putting together recruitment ads. [31:25]
  • Some gold nuggets that people could use in the next few months to improve their hiring. [35:31]
  • Effective systems in the workplace, and how to set them up in your business to remove the need for micromanagement. [42:07]
  • Striking a good balance between what you want and what your people want. [47:02]
  • How to be better at time management. [49:48]
  • What Breakthrough Academy has been doing over the past few months in terms of helping entrepreneurs. [51:50]
  • Some words of wisdom to help business owners bounce back from the global health crisis and begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. [55:45]
  • What’s on Danny’s must-watch list. [59:45]
  • How to get more information about Danny, and a special offer for listeners of the podcast. [1:01:29]
  • Danny’s most important piece of advice to home service business owners. [1:03:16]

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